Tuesday, January 5, 2016

January Stitching...

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I hope everybody is a having a wonderful start to the new week and new year.

I have actually been busy stitching, as much as I can and I have been making some good progress.

I joined 3 new SALs this year and decided to get started on those projects right away. (Plus, I'm not sure which pieces I want to work on for the WIPocalypse yet, so I had to find something to keep my hands busy in the cold weather.)

Firstly, I signed up the Smalls SAL and decided to work on "Seasonal Smiles" by Rhona Norrie. (These are featured in Cross Stitch Favourites magazine, Christmas 2011 edition.)

Stitched on 14 ct. white Aida fabric.
Current Stitching Time: 3 hours

Second, is the Christmas ornament SAL...
The theme for January was Music, so I decided to stitch one of the "Musical Snowman" from the Cross Stitch Favourites magazine. (I'll be honest, most of the ornaments for the Christmas SAL will come from that magazine.)

Stitched on 14 ct. white Aida fabric.
Current Stitching Time: 3.5 hours

And lastly, I decided to partake in the Halloween Ornament SAL...
...and I actually finished my ornament!

the theme for January was "Winged Creatures"

One of the Spooktacular Designs, found in The World of Cross Stitching magazine (October 2015 issue).
Designer: Durene Jones
stitched on 14 ct. white Aida fabric
Stitch Time: 7 hrs. 45 minutes

I did have to make one change, the moon was supposed to be stitched using glow-in-the-dark floss.  I didn't have any of that, so I used variegated yellow floss.
I think it still turned out cute, though!  

Well, I hope this early finish to the year means I'll have lots of finishes for 2016...
...my fingers are crossed!

It is time for lunch, so I will bid everyone goodbye for today.


  1. Gosh, I'm so impressed with all your starts for the new year:) I'm part of the Xmas SAL too, but I have yet to make any plans for it; the Xmas season completely side-tracked me...

    1. Thanks Annie! I've had the ornaments that I wanted to stitch for the Christmas SAL, in mind for a while, I just needed the push to actually stitch them. Looking forward to seeing what everyone decides to stitch for that SAL.

  2. Lovely projects Carrie.


  3. What a great start to a new stitching year! Cheering you on with your SALs, have fun:)

  4. Three lovely little projects Carrie. I like the variegated yellow moon, especially against the purple. :)

  5. You have certainly been busy Carrie!
    I like you little Halloween finish, it's really cute!

  6. Great progress on all your pieces for your SALs. Love the HAlloween finish.

  7. Looks like you have made a great start on your 2016 stitching, Carrie.

  8. I love your cute bat! If you want to join the group blog, please send me an email and then you can post along with the rest of us as well as on your own blog.